Immanuel Velikovsky is remembered for his concepts such as cosmogony. He initially studied medicine and psychology, and later devoted his life to his research on ancient myths and legends, attempting to establish their historical authenticity. In spite of facing the hostility of scientists, his Worlds in Collision became a bestseller.
Iddo Netanyahu is an Israeli physician and author. He is the younger brother of former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and martyred IDF officer Yonatan Netanyahu. Iddo Netanyahu received an M.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He practices as a radiologist and also has a thriving literary career. He is currently concentrating on playwriting.
Mathilde Krim was an Israeli medical researcher best known for her association with amfAR, an international nonprofit organization that aims at supporting AIDS research; she was the founding chairman of the organization. For her immense contribution to the field of AIDS research, Mathilde Krim was honored with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.
Finnish-born Rebecka Belldegrun is not only an ophthalmic surgeon but also a billionaire businesswoman. While she initially launched a real-estate company, she later served as the CEO of the investment firm BellCo Capital LLC. She has also previously invested in the biotech and hotel industries and heads several corporate boards.
Yona Kosashvili is an Israeli chess Grandmaster and orthopedic surgeon. Much accomplished in the medical field, he is one of the few physicians in the world to have earned both the titles MD and GM. He specializes in the procedures of arthroscopy and total joint replacement. In chess, he holds the title of Grandmaster and is a trainer as well.
Dorry Segev is an Israeli-born doctor who is currently the Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also the associate vice-chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is best known for the significant contributions he made to the field of transplantation.